Mentoring Stories

Mentoring Stories

When Veronica approached Kilfinan, her organisation was leaving the start-up phase and had all the building blocks in place for the next steps. She felt that while she had a solid idea of what she was facing, she was also worried that much of what was ahead was new to her. Veronica articulated to Kilfinan that she was keen to learn and grow in the role, and that while she had made much headway, she needed support...

Like so many CEOs, Gemma is incredibly busy. Initially, she was uncertain whether or not a mentoring relationship would add much value, or whether it would become just ‘another thing she had to do.’ It was also her view that mentoring felt a bit self-indulgent and could take time away from her...

Thea held the position of COO at her organisation and was appointed to be acting CEO for a six month period while the long-term CEO took extended leave. She was aware of the Board’s strong loyalty to the original CEO and knew that navigating change as an acting CEO would prove challenging...

Sue and her mentee began working together right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sue, a longstanding Kilfinan Australia mentor, says that it’s often the case that mentees come to the mentoring relationship with goals and challenges they’d like to work on that are not always representative of their actual needs. Such was the case with her mentee, who is a young, first-time CEO...